So my old external monitor just failed, and I need to get a new one ASAP.
I think I've decided on this one:
(The IPS is important to me, because I really need the best viewing angles.)
34-inch ultrawide (ratio 21:9) (curved)
LG UltraWide™ 34 Inch QHD IPS HDR 10 Monitor (34WQ73A-B)
But I've never gotten a new modern monitor before,
so I just wanted to ask: might there be any unknown-unknowns I'm missing?
Because I do note that,
other than a couple slightly cheaper flat-screen models,
all of the other monitors at around-or-below $500 CAD that showed up in the amazon search for:
"monitor ultrawide 34 ips"
were actually VA panels, not IPS (or only said "LCD"/"LED", rather than specifying VA/TN/IPS)
So if this monitor is outstandingly cheap for monitors of its type,
maybe it has some deficiency I don't know enough to understand...?
I'm not into competitive gaming or anything,
so I think the low 60Hz refresh rate should be fine for me?
(I just want to be able to display as much information as possible on the screen at once.)
-- Like, I wouldn't expect there'd any reason the subjective experience of 60Hz could actually noticeably worse for me than a higher refresh rate?
Honestly, I'm not sure whether I would expect to be able to notice the difference at all...?
Or how do people experience the difference?
And the same with response time
-- I don't think I have much reason to care about that much?
But could there maybe be any issues with screen tearing/sync, etc...?
Because other than being able to fit lots of information on the screen for coding/writing/researching/etc,
I do also care about being able to watch video without distracting tearing/sync-issuse.